Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Canadian arrested for marijuana possession appeared in NHK drama"

From The Mainichi Daily News (11/4/19):

A Canadian actor who appeared in an episode aired last Sunday of Japanese public broadcaster NHK's popular period drama "Ryomaden" was arrested in September for allegedly possessing marijuana at his apartment in Japan, NHK and other sources said Wednesday.

The 37-year-old actor, identified by Japanese police as Caspi Troy Alexander, appeared as a supporting cast member by playing a British sailor killed by a samurai warrior with a sword strike in Nagasaki, according to NHK, officially known as Japan Broadcasting Corp.

NHK said it learned of his arrest and indictment after receiving an e-mail message from a viewer following the episode's broadcast. The broadcaster will delete his name from the closing credits of the drama when it reruns the episode on Saturday (emphasis added).

The Canadian was arrested Sept. 10 for alleged possession of marijuana at his apartment in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, in breach of the Cannabis Control Law. The shooting involving his appearance took place in August.

The drama depicts the life of Sakamoto Ryoma, a 19th century political activist, who was an important leader in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate government.

And NHK solves another problem...

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